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Volume / Number: 10 / 1571

CLA 1571
  • The Hague Netherlands Museum Meermanno-Westreenianum 10 A 1 (foll. 1–41, 44–199)
Script Pre-Caroline Minuscule
Date VIII med (726 - 775)
Origin and Provenance

Written at Tours, in the centre which produced the Paris Eugippius, N. A. Lat. 1575, Épinal 149 (68), Cologne Dombibliothek 98, Wolfenbüttel Weiss. 86, and Leiden Voss. Lat. Qu. 63 (CLA 5.682; 6.762; 8.1157; 9.1394; 10.1584; and 7.992). Was still at St Martin’s of Tours in the time of Montfaucon (†1741). It disappeared from Tours presumably during the French Revolution. The curious binding of sixth-century Greek papyrus leaves of St Ephrem attached to parchment leaves containing a tax list in Merovingian cursive, which still covered the manuscript when Montfaucon saw it, later formed Phillipps MS 28967 and has since been acquired by Messrs Robinson of London.

CLA Vol. 10
TM Number TM 67736
Support Parchment
Contents Philippus Presbyter, Expositio in Iob.
Script Commentary

Script, by several hands, is a Tours variety of pre-Caroline minuscule, obviously in a transition stage, and mostly of the comely roundish type seen also in Epinal 149 (68) and the group mentioned below: open a is the rule except in one hand in which a prevails (an uncial A also occurs with the bow prolonged in a thorn-like extension-seen in early Northumbrian manuscripts; cf. CLA 2.194b); c often rises above the line; d, g, and n are frequently in the uncial form ( also occurs); i-longa is used initially; open q occurs; many ligatures, including at, ri, sti, te, tu, and ti for the hard and soft ti; also mi, ni, an Insular feature. Contemporary marginalia, some in red uncial, many in Notae Tironianae, and some in greenish ink. The corrector’s entry ‘requisitum est’ in Notae Tironianae is seen after quire-marks (foll. 8v, 57v, 97v), it is a feature of Tours manuscripts.


☛Formerly Cheltenham, Private collection Phillipps 28967. ☛Index Tironianorum.

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